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Chelsea FC's Qualification Final Broke Twitter Record

Reported by, users of the micro-blogging service broke the world record for the number of tweets published during a sporting event per second, smashing the previous record held by February 2012′s Superbowl climax between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. Activity peaked at an impressive 13,684 messages per second, beating the 12,233 set by the Superbowl and serving to highlight the vast amount of social media content sent to Twitter per second. It also shows the rapid rise of Twitter, as during the 2008 Superbowl, the service peaked at a mere 27 tweets per second.


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